Known for its ridiculously low prices, Spirit Airlines Booking has made it part of its identity to charge passengers Spirit check in bag fees and seat fees, instead of tacking on those fees to their fares. One fee that isn’t talked about as much, though, are the fees associated with checking your bags—including the size and weight limit. Before you get to the airport, know your bag limits so you can avoid getting hit with a fee or having your bag sent back home after you have already boarded your Spirit Airlines Tickets t! Here’s what you need to know.
Does Spirit Flight come with a checked bag?
Not necessarily. All of Spirit’s fares come with at least one carry-on and they never charge extra for bags that fit in a compartment or under your seat. But if you’re traveling with more than one bag and it weighs over 50 pounds or is larger than 70 linear inches (length + width + height), then you’ll have to pay for it. They also have a few Spirit checked bag options if you prefer not to pay extra but don’t need something really big – and there are even baggage discounts if you fly often. Find out more about Spirit checked bags here
How much does Spirit Airlines charge for checked baggage?
Spirit Air charges $30 for carry-on baggage that is smaller than a personal item. If it’s bigger than that, you’ll pay $40 for your first checked bag; second bags cost an additional $40 each. For everything else—sports equipment, musical instruments and other oversized items—you’ll pay $100 per item to check them in. When you check in spirit online, these fees are all included in your fare quote. If you purchase at a counter or on board, there will be an extra charge for each of these items. To avoid paying extra fees altogether, pack light! Personal items include purses and briefcases as well as laptops cases (up to 17 inches). Everything else counts as checked baggage and will incur extra fees if not properly tagged prior to boarding. You can find more information about luggage restrictions here .
How to avoid the fees on checked baggage on Spirit Airlines?
Spirit Airlines’ fees for checked baggage can seem confusing at first glance. However, once you understand how to avoid them (and with Spirit’s free carry-on bag!)It’s actually pretty simple. Spirit Airlines baggage check in fees vary based on weight and size of your bag(s). For a one-way Spirit flight from Los Angeles to New York City, an average carry-on suitcase weighs in at about 25 pounds and is 24 x 17 x 11 inches. That works out to a combined checked and carry-on weight of 53 pounds total if you don’t bring a checked piece. If you do Spirit check a bag, that fee will be $100 per bag. If you have two bags that each weigh over 50 pounds, that adds up to $200 in fees! So what should you do? Use our handy tips below to help save money on Spirit Airlines baggage fees. Bring only one small personal item onboard: As long as it fits under your seat or in an overhead bin, you can bring a personal item on board without any extra charges. You are allowed to bring one small bag no larger than 18 x 14 x 8 inches or 10 pounds (whichever is smaller) onboard without having to pay extra for checking it. You may also use blankets, pillows, or coats instead of bringing a separate personal item onboard. Use our travel packing list for inspiration! Weigh all items before heading to the airport: To get rid of those pesky excess charges and keep yourself from overpacking, weigh all of your items before heading out to go through security.